Tra Vinh University becomes judges of 2023-2024 Science and Technology Competition for High School Students in Tra Vinh

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(TVU) – Nineteen lecturers from Tra Vinh University take part in the Examination Council (one Vice Chairman and eighteen examiners) of the 2023–2024 Science and Technology Competition for High School Students of Tra Vinh Province from January 23 to 29, 2024.

This is the 12th time the competition has been held. It has been widely introduced to high schools by the Provincial Departments of Education and Training. As scheduled, the Departments of Education and Training of all the provinces – including Tra Vinh – organize the provincial competition at the end of January 2024 in order to find the top projects to compete at the national level.

The opening ceremony held on January 23 at the Laboratory School – Tra Vinh University

The final round of the competition, which takes place from March 23 to 27, draws 188 projects from middle and high school students in Tra Vinh. The projects submitted to the province-level competition cover a wide range of subjects and fields, such as Social and Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedicine and Health Sciences, Materials Sciences (particularly renewable materials), Environmental Engineering, Robotics and Intelligent Machines, System Software, and Embedded Systems, etc.

Examiners listening to team presentations (related to Social and Behavioural Sciences)

Examiners listening to team presentations (related to Biochemistry, Biomedicine and Health Sciences, Chemistry, Agriculture, Earth and Environmental Sciences)

Examiners listening to team presentations (related to Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Sciences, Mathematics, Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Embedded Systems, and System Software)

The majority of the projects, in the examiners’ opinion, show high applicability and the enthusiasm and capacity of high school students for scientific research. This is an excellent foundation for further in-depth studies in the future, provided they are guided and assisted appropriately from high school onward.

The examining council deciding on 02 projects to participate in the national competition

The Examination Council of the Tra Vinh Department of Education and Training, following six days of competition, awards prizes for outstanding teams in each topic on January 29. The awards consist of eight First Prizes (three at the middle school level and five at the high school level), eighteen Second Prizes (eight at the middle school level and ten at the high school level), twenty-eight Third Prizes (thirteen at the middle school level and fifteen at the high school level), and thirty-seven Consolation Prizes (eighteen at the middle school level and nineteen at the high school level). The council then selects the two best projects to participate in the national Science and Engineering Fair for high school students in the 2023-2024 school year, which is set to take place in Bac Giang in March 2024.

At the closing session, the Organizing Committee appreciates the efforts of the students and their scientific and technical innovations. At the same time, they also point out some areas that should be improved for better organization in the following years.

As a representative of Tra Vinh University, Dr. Phan Thi No, Dean of the School of Education and Vice Chairman of the Examination Council, expresses appreciation for the competition teams’ accomplishments in scientific and technological innovation and strong support for the close collaboration in scientific research and training between Tra Vinh Department of Education and Training and Tra Vinh University.

Dr. Phan Thi No awarding prizes to the teams

The Vietnam Science and Engineering Fair (ViSEF) is an annual competition held by the Ministry of Education and Training to foster scientific ideas, promote scientific research among high school students, and encourage them to apply their knowledge to real-world issues. Animal Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedicine and Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Embedded Systems, Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Microbiology, Physics and Astronomy, Plant Sciences, Robotics and Intelligent Machines, System Software, and Medicine are the 22 fields that have been accepted for competition since 2017.

Photos of the provincial final round

By Lan Anh